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The Trump-Ryan Healthcare Act: Some Economic Consequences

March 16, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Healthcare Reform, AmericasComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus While Republicans on the Right and the Far Right wrangle over whether to repeal the Obamacare Affordable Care Act (ACA), or just revise it, the Ryan proposal does both. How can that be? Revise and yet repeal? The repeal is every dollar and cent that the Obamacare Act taxed the rich and …

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Trump – The Enigma

March 9, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Peter Koenig In this article, Peter Koenig discusses a few of the bountiful contradictions and controversies of the new Trump Administration. The Donald, less than 50 days in office, deserves the benefit of the doubt, as anybody would who dares oppose and

TRUMPIN’ AND THUMPIN’ BACK TO THE 1930s

February 10, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Dan Steinbock, On US Election 2016, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock With the Trump White House, America and a global economy will enter a highly divisive period – as evidenced by the debate about his economic, trade and infrastructure plans.   As long as Republicans sustain some unity in and between the

Is Trump’s True Agenda Starting to Show Shades of Brown? – The Million Dollar Question

February 10, 2017 • Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Peter Koenig What is really on President Trump’s agenda, what is trustworthy, and what is sheer farce and eventually killed by its own weight of controversy? The million-dollar question on where President Trump is headed is still a door to a dark room.

The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us

February 9, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By John Pilger On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation.  “In order for us to heal and move forward …,” say Writers Resist, “we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in

Trump’s Great Game: Playing Russia Against China

January 17, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Trump has pledged to reset the White House policies on “America First” basis. In Asia, it may mean an effort to balance with Russia against China and the reverse of US China approach in the 1970s.   After inauguration, Donald Trump

Why America’s Democrats Lost in 2016 and How They Can Recover

January 17, 2017 • Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Allan J. Lichtman In this article the author argues that Obama’s failure to build a strong Democratic Party during his Presidency, and a lack of a coherent theme during Hillary’s campaign were among the reasons that contributed to the Democrats losing.

The Audacity of Obama’s Farewell Address

January 13, 2017 • Americas, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Jack Rasmus   President Barack Obama’s farewell address to the nation last night was a strange and disappointing attempt that failed to replicate the hope, energy, and optimism of his first 2008 address to the nation. Instead of celebrating the

Colombia – Inviting NATO to Fight “Organized Crime” – A Menace for Latin America

January 11, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, AmericasComments (0)

By Peter Koenig  NATO in Colombia would be like a training ground for guerilla warfare, something the transatlantic forces are not used to – but will have to become familiar with in order to fulfill Washington’s plan to gradually proliferate throughout

Philippines 2017 or the Year of Living Dangerously 

January 4, 2017 • Americas, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (7)

By Dan Steinbock          As President Duterte is rebalancing the Philippines’ economic and strategic policies, Washington is preparing plans for regime change. What the country needs is economic development, says Dan Steinbock – not Cold War.